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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 as·sure /əˈʃʊr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 As·sure v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assured p. pr. & vb. n. Assuring.]
 1. To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence.
 His promise that thy seed shall bruise our foe . . .
 Assures me that the bitterness of death
 Is past, and we shall live.   --Milton.
 2. To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence.
 I dare assure thee that no enemy
 Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus.   --Shak.
 3. To confirm; to make certain or secure.
    And it shall be assured to him.   --Lev. xxvii. 19.
    And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.   --1 John iii. 19.
 4. To affiance; to betroth. [Obs.]
 5. Law To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See Insure.
 Syn: -- To declare; aver; avouch; vouch; assert; asseverate; protest; persuade; convince.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice
           retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee
           success!" [syn: guarantee, ensure, insure, secure]
      2: inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell
         you that man is a crook!" [syn: tell]
      3: assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention
         of giving the listener confidence; "I assured him that
         traveling to Cambodia was safe"
      4: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of
         something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See
         that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the
         product" [syn: see, check, insure, see to it, ensure,
          control, ascertain]
      5: cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried
         to reassure the customers that the planes were safe" [syn:
          reassure] [ant: worry]
      6: make a promise or commitment [syn: promise]